The heat is on: the best soupless tantanmen in Tokyo (Japan Times) Tantanmen in Japan is less tethered to the dish’s Sichuan heritage, leaving room for innovation. Here are five tantanmen restaurants in the capital worth the tongue-tingling spice.
Meet obanzai, Kyoto’s version of grandma cooking (SBS Food) Though the term itself is relatively new, obanzai taps into a collective nostalgia for homestyle cooking.
Travel to Kamikatsu for a green epiphany: ‘Zero waste is about knowing yourself’ (Japan Times)
The INOW program allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in Kamikatsu’s renowned zero-waste lifestyle.
Why local communities are important to the future of Japan’s ailing tourism industry (Japan Times) Why do people visit destinations if not to experience local flavour, and who suffers the adverse consequences of tourism but those who live there?
Playground of the Gods (WILD Magazine)
A travel narrative about hiking in Hokkaido.
25 Amazing Tokyo Sushi Restaurants (Boutique Japan)
A detailed overview of 25 high-end sushi restaurants in Tokyo.
Could Buying a Book Help Save Your Favourite Tokyo Restaurant? (Japan Forward)
Going Home For Obon: How COVID-19 Has Changed Everyone’s Plans (Japan Forward)
What is Kaiseki? (Lucky Peach)
Welcome to the Weird Hotel! (Oryx December ‘17, Qatar Airways)
Kayabuki class and winter canoeing: a guide to sustainable travel in Japan (The Guardian Labs)
Take a hike: 10 of the best walks in Japan – in pictures (The Guardian Labs)
Kyoto Cuisine: Foods to Eat in the Ancient Capital (Boutique Japan)
Okinawa Food: 10 Unique Foods You Don’t Want to Miss (Boutique Japan)
You Have to Eat These Dishes in Fukuoka (Boutique Japan)
What To Do When It Rains in Japan (Boutique Japan)
4 Must-Eat Noodles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Silverkris)
1-Day Tokyo Vegetarian Eating Itinerary (Truly Tokyo)
Tokyo Foodie Itinerary (Truly Tokyo)
1-Day Kyoto Vegetarian Foodie Itinerary (Inside Kyoto)
1-Day Kyoto Foodie Itinerary (Inside Kyoto)
1-Day Osaka Foodie Itinerary (Inside Osaka)
1-Day Osaka Vegetarian Foodie Itinerary (Inside Osaka)
Hyperart Thomasson: Vignettes (ZenVita)
Doors of Kyoto: A Photography Project (ZenVita)
Yamaguchi-san (Echoes: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 2017)
The Illicit Pleasure of Secret Indulgences (Roads and Kingdoms)
Living Without Mobile Data in Japan (Medium)
at world’s end (Boundless)
Sweet Nostalgia: A Translation (Umamimart)
Store Street Espresso (Londonist)
Yamanashi Sign Board Project Researched and wrote 40+ explanatory sign boards for various locations in Yamanashi Prefecture. Samples can be found here.
ST Auto Content Strategy/Creation Content strategist and creator for a Singaporean second hand car dealer. All articles can be found here.
Usuki: A Hidden Gem in Kyushu Created an in-depth guide to the town of Usuki and surrounding area. (You should visit!)
Setouchi Cominca Stays: Uchiko Crafted travel copy for luxury rental properties in Uchiko, and the various charms of Ehime prefecture.
PR Video - Katsuura, Tokushima (Kito Design Holdings)